Top 10 Bachelor and Bachelorette Party Destinations

Planning the perfect bachelor or bachelorette party is a big responsibility. The good news?  You’re reading this article. With the right location, you can set yourself up for success with fun-filled activities, good food, and plenty of time to send off the groom or bride in style.

Here are some of the best destinations for your upcoming bachelor or bachelorette party, along with some ideas to get your planning started. We’ve thrown in something for everyone – whether you’re ready to dance the night away or relax with a massage spa party (or both!). So sit back, take some notes, and check out this guide to getting the most out of your upcoming celebration.

 

New York City

Who wouldn’t want to throw a party in the city that never sleeps? Treat the groom or bride with these ideas for big fun in the big apple.

Food and Culture

If you’re out with a group of foodies, New York’s premier cultural food tours would be perfect for you, including the Chinatown Private Food Tour, an Italian Food Tour, and more.

Entertainment & Nightlife

For all of you Broadway fans out there, spend the evening experiencing Sleep No More, or better yet, shift the limelight and get a private karaoke room for your party.

And if you’re looking for something a little more laid back, consider a bowling party with BowlMor, where you and your friends can enjoy a little friendly competition and pay homage to the Big Lebowski. Don’t worry, they’ve got signature cocktails and a wide variety of starters and entrees – with lane-side service, of course.

Leisure & Lifestyle

For a bachelorette celebration in NYC, start by pre-party glamming with the services of GlamSquad. Their talented beauty professionals will come to you.

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Chicago

Chicago is the perfect place for a bachelor or bachelorette party because it offers so much variety. There’s a little something for everyone – you’ve got the museums, the Bears, the sandy beaches (an affordable way to have fun between events), the zoo, amazing architecture, bars and restaurants seemingly everywhere, and great public transportation. It’s a hub for throwing a party weekend with friends, especially during the warmer months.

Entertainment & Nightlife

If you and your friends are looking for a group activity, try an interactive tour, like one of Chicago’s helicopter tours or a guided kayak trip up the Chicago River. And don’t forget about the music venues. There’s always live music during the week, as well as annual music festivals for you to enjoy.

Food & Culture

Or if you’re interested in getting creative, join the ranks of local cooking greats like Takashi Yagihashi and Top Chef winner Stephanie Izard by taking an Italian cooking class. Learn a new skill and eat well at the same time.

Leisure & Lifestyle

And when you’re exhausted from the day, treat the bride or groom to an on-demand massage in your hotel or Airbnb!

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Charleston

If your bachelor or bachelorette party is all about the nightlife, Charleston is the place for you.

Entertainment & Nightlife

Class things up with a drink on a rooftop terrace at The Cocktail Club, or you and your friends can hit the floor at the Voodoo Tiki Bar and Lounge, where you can salsa dance and enjoy Cuban jazz music.

Leisure & Lifestyle

Stay out late, but don’t sleep in! There’s also a great opportunity for outdoor events, like paddle boarding at Shem Creek, golf, or kayak rentals. Between good fun and good food, a destination to Charleston could be just what you need to unwind and appreciate some time with friends.

Food & Culture

And if you’re looking for some learn about the local culture, check out the Charleston Harbor Tour, where you can enjoy dinner while learning about some of the area’s historical treasures.

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Philadelphia

The City of Brotherly Love is one of the best bachelorette or bachelor party destinations in the U.S.

Food & Culture

If you’re new to the area and want to do some sightseeing, visit the Liberty Bell, the Museum of the American Revolution, and race your friends up the iconic “Rocky” steps while pumping Eye of the Tiger on your iPhone speaker.

The Wine School is also a great place for tasting events of either wine or beer – whatever works best for your party.

Entertainment & Nightlife

And finish up the evening with one of Philly’s most popular comedy clubs, like the Laff House, Punch Line Philly, and the Helium Comedy Club.

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Nashville

Nashville – the heartbeat of country music – is now one of the most popular places to enjoy a bachelor or bachelorette party weekend. Check out all the opportunities that the Athens of the South has to offer.

Entertainment & Nightlife

First you’ve got the music – everything from the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Grand Old Opry to Music Row and so much more.

When you’re not eating at one of the fine establishments in the city, you can bond by working together as a team – play the Escape Game in downtown (rated #1 Fun & Games Attraction on TripAdvisor) or ride the famous Pedal Tavern down Music Row.

Leisure & Lifestyle

After a big day in the city, sometimes it’s nice to go back to the hotel for some quality R&R. Order some brewskis or other alcoholic beverages with the delivery service Minibar or treat yourself and the gang to a group massage in your hotel.

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Pittsburgh

Looking for beautiful skylines, delicious food, and friendly people? Bring your bachelor or bachelorette party to Pittsburgh.

Food & Culture

Go on a Bike the Burgh Tour to see all the sites, or when you want to get out on the water, rent a pontoon boat for the day and cruise the famous Three Rivers. Don’t forget to try your hand at a chocolate truffle making class at A519.

Entertainment & Nightlife

And if you just want to dance, make sure you check out the Howl at the Moon piano bar downtown. When you’re planning your trip, call ahead and ask about potential bachelor and bachelorette specials.

Leisure & Lifestyle

Don’t forget to take a group photo near one of Pittsburgh’s 446 bridges! And if you’re exhausted from your busy day, treat your party to a relaxing on-demand massage.

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Cape Cod

Cape Cod is one of the most picturesque places to visit, and it’s the perfect location for a low-key bachelorette or bachelor party.

Leisure & Lifestyle

First of all, you have the sandy beaches and a beautiful seashore, which is the ideal way to relax and have some fun with your friends. If you’re staying overnight, rent a beach house so your party can be close to the water and the sand. And If you really want to give the bride or groom the royal treatment, Zeel will send a massage therapist to your home, hotel, Airbnb, or even a designated spot on the beach.

Food & Culture

And when you’re ready to escape the beach, take a fishing trip for the day, go on a whale-watching cruise, or rent a boat. And if you’re searching for an outdoor bar that looks out over the Atlantic Ocean, check out the Beachcomber, which is known as one of the best seaside bar-restaurants in America. (Here’s a link to their live beach cam, so you can get a taste before you go!)

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NorCal/Napa

If your party plans are primed for the finer things in life, then Northern California or Napa Valley would be perfect for you.

Entertainment & Nightlife

Take a Party Bay Cruise, a classic convertible wine tour, or if you really want to try something unique, check out a group falconry lesson. When you’re in the Bay Area, the weather can be unpredictable. So be prepared with Mr. Chilly – the app for mapping San Francisco’s microclimates.

Leisure & Lifestyle

And if you just need a massage for your group, Zeel has an expanded network of massage therapists in the area (serving over 90% of California), whether you’re staying in Wine Country, SF Bay Area, or Monterey Bay. Start the special day with in-room massages for all, and then head out to the vineyards for a scenic tour.

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San Diego

If you’re looking for warm weather and exquisite beaches, San Diego is the ideal place for you to throw a bachelor or bachelorette party.

Entertainment & Nightlife

From wine tasting tours in a party bus, to deep sea fishing in the ocean, to an old-fashioned trolley ride through the coastal city – San Diego is the place to have some good times.

Leisure & Lifestyle

And if you’re looking for a more calming weekend getaway, use this time to treat yourselves with facials, mani-pedis, or on-demand massages. Sometimes it’s just nice to unwind with friends.

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Denver/Vail

From slopes to shows, Colorado has a little something for everyone, and it’s one of the top bachelor party destinations in the world.

Entertainment & Nightlife

In the summer, go on a nature hike on Vail Mountain, have a guide take you fly fishing in one of Colorado’s mighty rivers, or get your kicks on a zip line at the top of the Eagle Bahn gondola.

If nature isn’t your thing, no problem. There are plenty of other ways for your party to have fun in Colorado. Send your group on a scavenger hunt with Urban Party Adventure. You’ll get to see the sights and have a little friendly competition along the way.

Food & Culture

And if you just want to spend some time being creative, schedule an art party with the Alpine Arts center where you can have a classic “Cocktails and Canvas” event or create a pottery dish set for the bride and groom.

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The Best Bachelor/Bachelorette Party Ideas

When planning out the perfect bachelorette or bachelor party, it’s always best to start out with a great location. Use these tips to find the perfect place for your group’s destination adventure, and give the bride or groom a weekend they’ll never forget.

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